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Jordan Corney Mixes Up the Margarita of the Year


Congratulations to San Antonio mixologist Jordan Corney, who has created Patrón Tequila’s Margarita of the Year.

Rosa Picante Margarita2His winning Rosa Picante mixes Patrón Silver with ginger syrup, jalapeño oil, rose petal sea salt and, of course, lime juice to create a unique drink, perfect for Fiesta, Cinco de Mayo or any night of the week.

Rosa Picante Margarita

2 ounces Patrón Silver
.5 ounce Patrón Citrónge Lime
.75 ounce fresh lime juice
.5 ounce ginger syrup
.5 barspoon jalapeño oil
Dash of rose water
Rose petal sea salt

Combine all ingredients but rosewater and salt in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe that has been half-rimmed with rose sea salt, and top with a dash of rose water. Garnish with a rose petal, if available.

Makes 1 cocktail.

From Jordan Corney/Patrón Tequila

Jordan Corney

Jordan Corney

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Dress Up Your Margarita for Fiesta


During a recent visit to GauchoGourmet, 953 Isom Road, I ran into Cathy Tarasovic, who was offering tastes of her artisianal drinking vinegars, Shrub Drinks.

shrub margarita1

Tomatillo Margarita

I have used several of these over the years, but for one reason or other, I hadn’t paid enough attention to the Tomatillo Lime Serrano. Now I can’t get enough of it. I followed Tarasovic’s advice and used it in a gin and tonic to great effect.

But I was more taken with the recipe that she was handing out for a Tomatillo Margarita, which is perfect for Fiesta fun. I even preferred the variation for its simplicity and its tart, refreshing flavor. If you’re mixing up a pitcher for you and your friends during this next party, it’s a pleasure that will go down easily.

Tomatillo Margarita

3/4 to 1 ounce Shrub Drinks Tomatillo Lime Serrano Shrub
2 ounces tequila
2 ounces fresh lime juice
1 ounce Cointreau

Combine shrub, tequila, lime juice and cointreau with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Pour into salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with a slice of lime.

Variation: Mix 1 part Shrub Drinks Tomatillo Lime Serrano Shrub, 1 part tequila and 1 part fresh lime juice.

Makes 1 drink.

From Shrub Drinks

 

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Treat Yourself to a Classic Margarita


Sunday is National Margarita Day, and restaurants throughout the city will be celebrating with their version of this classic cocktail.
The Nao Margarita

The Nao Margarita

Tim Bryand, beverage manager of Nao in the Pearl, 312 Pearl Parkway, shares his version, which is limited to three choices ingredients: tequila, Cointreau and lime juice.

If you can wait until Tuesday, you can have a free margarita at Nao with the purchase of any entree. Until then, sip and enjoy this favorite in its simplest, its most effective and its most delicious state.

Nao Margarita

2 ounces Milagro Silver Tequila (or 100% blue agave tequila of your choice)
3/4 oz. Cointreau
1 ounce fresh lime juice

Combine tequila, Cointreau and fresh lime juice. Shake and strain over crushed ice in a rocks glass with salt on the rim.

Makes 1 cocktail.

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If You Pour Margaritas, San Antonio Will Come


Pour a margarita, get an audience.

Pour a margarita, get an audience.

Sunday brought the second annual Margarita Meltdown to La Villita, and temperatures in the upper 90s made it seem as if melting were on the menu. But the showcase, sponsored in part by Milagro Tequila, still drew hundreds of thirsty San Antonians to sip their way through samples from a dozen places around town.

La Fogata has its own margarita fountain.

La Fogata has its own margarita fountain.

The list of participants included Cha-Cha’s, Alamo Cafe, Two Step Restaurant, Cafe Ole, Henry’s Puffy Tacos, the Cork Bar at the Hotel Contessa, La Tequilera del Patron, Ojos Locos Sports Cantina and La Fogata. Whiskey Cake also poured their margarita even though their restaurant isn’t set to open at the Shops at La Cantera until early November. Margarita Texas, a mix in need of only tequila and ice, also poured their version of the local favorite.

Cha-Cha's offers tacos as well as margaritas.

Cha-Cha’s offers tacos as well as margaritas.

Tuk Tuk Taproom and Cha-Cha’s were among the restaurants offer snacks to munch on between sips.

Fresh squeezed lime juice, tequila and agave nectar were all popular ingredients, though some booths also added their unique touch, including cucumber, mango, peach and even some spices and herbs, from cilantro to chipotle.

In case you missed the event but still want to enjoy a tasty variation on this classic cocktail, here’s a version from the 1970s as it appears in the Houston cookbook, “Cooking Collectibles.”

Margarita

Place glasses in freezer after dampening edges and spinning the rim in salt.

3 ounces tequila
1 1/2 ounces triple sec or Cointreau liqueur
1 1/2 ounces lemon juice

Stir ingredients with ice. Strain into chilled glass.

Makes 1 serving.

From “Cooking Collectibles: Favorite Recipes from the Friends of the Greater Houston American Cancer Society,” edited by Ann Criswell.

James Gonzaba hands out margaritas from La Tequilera del Patron.

James Gonzaba hands out margaritas from La Tequilera del Patron.

The Puffy Taco wants a margarita.

The Puffy Taco wants a margarita.

Henry's Puffy Tacos uses an ice sculpture to chill its margaritas.

Henry’s Puffy Tacos uses an ice sculpture to chill its margaritas.

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